What to expect from Kaia Gerber’s debut fashion line with Karl Lagerfeld

Teen model, muse, designer.

[S]upermodel lineage? Check. Walking in 18 of the biggest catwalk shows in a single season for SS18 (including Chanel’s waterfall-ensconced spectacular to Versace’s #iconic celebration of the OG ‘Supers’)? Pah – easy! Not to mention a cool 2.7 million Insta-followers. At just 16-years-old Kaia Gerber has taken the fashion world by storm: not too shabby for a Fashion Week first-timer.

Get ready for the backstage grumbles and “yeah, but she’s Cindy Crawford’s mini-me” comments, right? Of course genes of fashion royalty certainly helps, but the teen model of the moment and social media supremo – with her legs for days, sardonic smile and relaxed self assurance – demonstrates she is making her own mark on the international runway scene. And she’ll stop at nothing.




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Next up? A debut fashion line – with Karl Lagerfeld no less. “When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,” Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld told WWW. “It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women.”


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The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection – dropping in AW18 – will comprise ready-to-wear and accessories (including footwear, sunglasses and jewellery) and fuse together both fashionista’s aesthetics, mixing “California cool for day and French sophistication for after dark.” While the breakout star is everyone’s new must-follow during Fashion Month this season, Generation-Z fans are equally obsessed with her relaxed O.C-esque off-runway style – think 90s-esque tees and a lot of washed blue denim.

Balancing High School and newfound role as Lagerfeld’s muse? Impressive.